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Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
fourth presidential election. he took 54% of the boat. in a race widely seen as china's strongest challenge since his first victory in 1998. out of the presidential palace, chavez reached out to the political opposition and called for unity among venezuelans. >> i send my words of recognition to all of those who voted against us. i send out a special recognition to a democratic challenge for your participation, to the civic demonstrations you have given today despite not agreeing with [indiscernible] i invite you to debate and to the joint work for bolivia and venezuela. >> in his concession speech, capriles urged hugo chÁvez to recognize the voices of those who voted against him. >> i hope a political movement that has been in power for 14 years understand that almost half the country does not agree with it. i ask those who remain in power for respect and consideration and recognition of almost half the country. >> thousands of protesters marched in pakistan over the weekend to protest the ongoing u.s. drone strikes. on sunday, the pakistani government blocked the march from ent
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
did is they elected among the royal lineage the man with the best qualifications as a warrior. keach: but that was not all. before the elected king was formally crowned, he was expected to launch a pre-inaugural raid -- a campaign against either a rebellious town or against towns not previously conquered. the raid would show that the man elected was in fact a competent military leader. this altar celebrates 11 conquests by the great aztec king montezuma i. but montezuma is not portrayed anywhere on the monument. instead, it celebrates 11 warriors, each shown subduing an enemy. in aztec society, it was not just the king who benefitted from warfare. the aztec society was unquestionably a strongly class-based society, but it did allow for a certain amount of mobility. and this mobility was largely through success in war. a successful commoner could hope to achieve noble status by virtue of his deeds. keach: this form of social mobility was illustrated in 16th century documents. first, a poorly dressed novice takes a captive. when he takes another captive, he gets a more elaborate costum
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
citizens were eligible for election to the governing bodies which met down there in the palazzo publica. and in the palazzo, there is a fresco painted in the 1340s which encapsulates their faith in the secular arts of government, in the moderating power of reason in human society. it's called the effects of good government. this marvous fresco, painted by ambrogio lorenzetti, was the first panoramic landscape on this scale in western art. the peasants bringing their produce from the countryside, the merchants going about their business, the elegant ladies of leisure, all are fused into an idealized image of the well-governed city-state. eight years later, the black death devastated siena. it killed the artist lorenzetti and half the population of europe. it was the greatest catastrophe in the modern history of the west. but surprisingly, for some regions, the plague was a springboard for economic growth. [bells ringing] for the survivors, there were new opportunities. florence recovered particularly quickly. by 1400, this was the city-state that dominated central italy. but bank
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